Candle Cafe Frozen Meals
I was wandering the aisles of Whole Foods and I came across the new line of frozen entrees that Candle Cafe put out. I figured I LOVE their seitan piccata at the restaurant, I should try the frozen entree. I never get to NYC and I was hoping this would be a great option.
I’ll start by saying it is awesome that vegan food is coming into its own and we can now get a frozen dinner that is easy to make and not super fatty. I think if you have never had the real thing in the restaurant you might think this is ok. Unfortunately for me, I have eaten this dish in person, and it is delicious at the restaurant; perfectly breaded seitan with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. So yummy! The frozen meal is nothing like it. It has chunks of plain seitan in a mild lemon caper sauce with brown rice and spinach. The lemon sauce could be more lemony, and the spinach, which is chopped really small and mixed with the rice, could have more flavor and maybe be left a bit larger in size. That way you won’t feel like the sole purpose of the spinach is to get stuck in your teeth! As a whole it’s ok – a bit salty for my taste, but for a frozen meal, it serves its purpose; I got a quick, vegan dinner, and it wasn’t cereal!
Have you tried the Candle Cafe frozen entree’s? What do you think?